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In a Sherlock Holmes short story called, “Silver Blaze,” the clue which solves the crime for the famous detective was the curious incident of the dog that did not bark in the nighttime. The VTS story about Deputy Reddington’s appointment as the second school resource officer for the Big Spri…

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The legislative session has been quite productive. The House passed numerous bills to improve Pennsylvania and those who live here. Though the General Assembly is not currently in voting session, I have been busy here in Adams and Cumberland counties meeting with residents to learn how the b…

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She’s worked at her job for almost 18 years. Some days, it’s great. She’s happy. She laughs. Feels she made the right decision all those years ago. She’s making a difference. Getting people to think. Maybe she has just a little something to do with saving lives.

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The Perseid Meteor showers with more than 50 meteors per hour and occurs in the middle of August this year. However, because the full moon occurs at the same time, the shower of meteors won’t be as bright.

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Do you ever tune in the news or pick up a newspaper and wonder what’s going on in this world? Not talking about the high temperatures and higher humidity that’s plagued us this summer. Although heat waves can put humans out of sorts, as it were, and make us a little cranky, I don’t think we …

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First, if you’re planning to apply for a second antlerless deer permit, it must be received at the earliest on Aug. 5. I usually mail mine the weekend before, but after the treasurer closes the

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A road trip was long overdue, and my regular traveling companions were planning a journey to northeast Ohio to visit relatives. They urged me to join the group, which would also include my Aunt Ruth (traveling cousin Nancy’s mom) and cousin Deb (Nancy’s sister).

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Fifty years ago, I was a sales manager on a recreational vehicle sales lot. We rented 75 travel trailers, along with about the same number of new and used travel trailers on the lot.

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Every once in a while, it doesn’t pay to listen to conversations going on outside my office door. I heard a very detailed discussion the other day about various colors and fluids, and poked my head out of the door to see what was going on.

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Ed and I, and our wives, went to the Rural Life exhibits at the  Methodist Church in Newburg Saturday, and while walking around the field looking at old equipment, eating doughnuts and ice cream, we thought we should probably begin shooting at some clay targets before the fall bird seasons arrive.

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We arrived at the driver’s license center at 11:30 a.m. on a Tuesday. Two very kind and smiling ladies greeted us and asked the kid if he had all the proper paperwork. He did and, since he’s over 18, he didn’t need a licensed driver with him. His ticket was number B338 and the bottom of the …

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The PA Libertarian and Green Parties agree that SB 300, which will disenfranchise nearly a half million voters, must be struck down.

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Now that the dust has settled, I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who exercised their right to vote on May 21. But, more importantly, I would like to express my gratitude for those who voted for me or who wrote my name in for Sheriff.

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Recently in the news: (Texas) Teen takes ice cream from shelf, opens container, licks ice cream, puts it back on shelf.

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Fly fishermen call the little black bodied/white winged mayfly a Trico. Aquatic biologists call it a Tricorythodes. Either name will do. If you have nothing better to do between now and the first frost, and enjoy fishing tiny dry flies during early mornings until around 11, visit most of our…

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Did you get your 2019-20 hunting license yet? I even read the Hunting Digest from cover to cover. I bought mine at Gander Outdoors in Scotland because we were traveling in that direction. Besides, Walmart’s sporting goods department had a line almost out the door or at least two aisles down.

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Did you get your hunting license yet? I haven’t bought mine yet, but as a senior, all I need is the migratory bird and bear license, along with antlerless license for 4B and 5A, and, of course, a federal Duck stamp, which I can buy at Gander or maybe Walmart. When the feds get around to prin…

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A fellow named James Heddon sat at a picnic table overlooking a small Michigan lake about 100 years ago. He was on his lunch break from I think it was a Ford assembly line. As he ate his lunch, he took out his pocket knife and whittled a long narrow piece of wood. When his lunch break ended,…

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It isn’t very often that Shippensburg is referenced on television.

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I would like to express my sincere thanks to the community for your resounding support of my candidacy for Common Pleas Judge. This campaign has been an incredible chapter and I’m very thankful for my family, friends, colleagues and supporters who rallied behind my message and worked with tr…

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A long time ago in a state somewhere in the United States of America, the Hubby and I had our first encounter with nighttime road work. It was on an interstate highway and we were impressed with the thoughtful consideration that must have gone into the decision to work at night so as not to …

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Dawn breaks later the further west you go. I woke in a strange bed at my normal time, but sunrise was still an hour east of the summerhouse Dave Barus found for us on Chautauqua Lake. Working for Chautauqua County, that includes the lake plus several harbors on Lake Erie, he invited eight wr…

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The 5th Annual Bloom Festival, hosted by the Shippensburg Area Chamber of Commerce, is set for this Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. This family-friendly event is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Shippensburg Borough Parking Lot located on West Burd Street.

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On behalf of the Cumberland County Board of Commissioners, the Department of Veterans Affairs sincerely thanks all of the individuals and organizations who decorated the graves of more than 18,500 Veterans in the county’s 120 cemeteries. The individuals and organizations responsible for this…

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It was slightly more than a year ago that the petite young lady moved in. While she made no promise to love and honor us, she neither protested nor rebelled at her change in domicile.